In the Mountains of Karabakh
A war-ravaged former Soviet region tries to recover its winemaking roots
A skinny sprig of Khindogny grapevine, freshly plucked from warm and nourishing soil, is clinging to life on a short knob of rootstock. The sprig, growing inside a dark barn where the smoky air is pierced by rays of light shining through walls riddled with bullet holes, symbolizes hope for the future of the isolated and war-torn region known as Nagorno-Karabakh.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands June 15, 2005.